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UBCM Community Excellence Award winners

Press Release

The Union of British Columbia Municipalities presented its 2020 Community Excellence Awards at a ceremony broadcast from this year’s virtual convention. The awards showcase municipalities, regional districts, and First Nations that have implemented projects and programs demonstrating excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in BC.

The awards are designed to profile promising practices and to create successful pathways and incentives for others to follow. UBCM has offered the Community Excellence Awards since 2004.

The awards offer an example for others to follow in making their communities more efficient, healthier and ultimately more liveable.

Excellence in Governance
City of Kamloops
Adopting a “Let’s Talk” Commitment Guides Kamloops’ Engagement during COVID-19
Honourable Mention:
City of Burnaby
Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing – Your Voice. Your Home.

Excellence in Service Delivery
City of Surrey
Surrey Makes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Honourable Mention:
Township of Spallumcheen
Sustainable Service Delivery & Water Improvement District Conversion

Excellence in Asset Management
Town of Gibsons
Eco-Assets Strategy
Honourable Mention:
Village of Ashcroft
Small Municipality Focused Asset Management

Excellence in Sustainability
City of Vancouver
Rain City Strategy:  a green rainwater infrastructure and rainwater management initiative
Honourable Mention:
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Regional Floodplain Management Plan


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